The Louisville Orchestra brought the spirit of Paris to Whitney Hall on Feb. 24 and 26, 2011. The program included Haydn’s Symphony No. 83 in G minor, “La Poule,” Ravel’s Sheherazade (featuring mezzo-soprano Susan Platts), and Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947 version).
Music Director Jorge Mester led the Orchestra for the performances, and he spoke with Angela Fitzpatrick at the pre-concert conversations. The audio from the Saturday evening pre-concert conversation is presented below.